Bucket list #417 – visit Yale
New Haven, Connecticut
I sincerely hope this blog about Yale helps you escape a little in this time of quarantine. It sure helps me to remember this cherished memory and makes me look forward to more adventures in the future.
What can I say about my trip to Yale? I mean, it honestly checked all the boxes of my Rory Gilmore fantasy. It was a short list, but it included coffee cart coffee, architecture that was way too fancy for a school, students working busily in a library and people that generally looked way smarter than me.
So, what did I do on campus? I have to admit I did much less than expected. The Peabody Museum was mostly closed for reconstruction (so sad) and I literally couldn’t get into the mess hall or dorms or whatever without a key card (ugh), but I tried! That’s totally ok though because what I did see was all my favorite things.
I had to start the day at the gift shop because I NEEDED a Yale sweater. I am happy to report I was actually mistaken for a student multiple times. Score!
Then I just moseyed about. I saw lots of beautiful architecture, quads perfect for hacky sack and compelling philosophical debates, kids studying their little brains out, study rooms that looked like fancy dens in a British estate, ceilings that looked like European churches, lots of nooks perfect for curling up with coffee and a book, sooooo many old books that I wanted to take home, a tomb for rich cult boys (aka a fraternity) and even a donut shop! Guys, it was so cool! I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. It’s absolutely worth visiting for a good walk and to be surrounded by beauty. The kids that get to wake up to Yale everyday are damn lucky because that campus is a thing of beauty.